It has been such an encouragement this week to see the energy around campus with a variety of activities. The Arts Festival has provided an opportunity for students to perform and make a contribution to the Mueller culture. The highlight from yesterday were the performances in Primary A Quad. From the Concert Band through to the Bucket Drummers, primary students were enthralled with the music from their peers. Being able to celebrate our young people through the Arts is a way to promote our positive student driven culture.
In stark contrast to the energy of the Arts Festival are the looming external exams for our Year 12 students. The English exam is the first of the exam block, with 4 weeks of exams to follow. The change to the new QCE and external exams started 3 years ago when the current Year 12 students entered Year 10. I would like to acknowledge the tremendous work of staff who have written new courses, assessment instruments and cared for students through the transition.
At the centre of the Arts Festival, external exam preparation, sports carnivals, making coffee (and all the other myriad of things that happen on campus) is a heart of service. Term 4 is both incredibly tiring and exhilarating. The celebrations charge our batteries, and yet the sustained pressure of the year has drained us. The sustaining strength throughout Term 4 is a commitment to serving the community through education.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16